Deadline approaching: ASA Leadership Award Nominations

Minnesota State Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) Leadership Awards recognize faculty, staff, and administrators from around the state for their exemplary achievements in equity, innovation, and collaborative practices that promote student success. Individuals will be honored the evening of March 30, 2023, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Recipients awarded from previous ASA Leadership Award virtual ceremonies will also be recognized.

Call for Nominations

We invite nominations for awards of exemplary achievements in equity, innovation, and collaborative practices that promote student success that were implemented or developed during academic year 2021-2022.

Submit your nomination by January 22, 2023

Award categories include:

Innovative Partnering and Collaboration

Innovation in Global Education

Excellence in Equity Innovation

Innovative Student Affairs Program

Distinguished Diversity Leadership

Excellence in Curriculum Programming

Outstanding ASA Administrator

View a full list of the awards and the criteria. Any member of the college or university community, including advisory boards or committees may submit a nomination. Please submit your nominations no later than January 22, 2023.

New Organizational Structure

The Senior Vice Chancellor for ASA shared the ASA vision and mission which included the new ASA organizational structure. A part of the new organizational structure relocated the Innovation and Collaboration Department to the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for ASA.

This transition leverages innovation and collaboration across system office units and campuses to better align initiatives that connect to ASA’s key principles (Strategic Enrollment Management, Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways, and Innovation and Evolution).

New Funding Title: Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030

The new organizational structure also provides for the opportunity to refocus our funding efforts in support of Equity 2030. Funding programs previously referred to as “innovation funding” and “multi-campus collaboration” have been rebranded to Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030.

The ASA Leadership Awards event on March 30, 2023 will include the introduction to the newly redesigned Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030 funding program and showcase exhibits of previously funded exceptional innovative and collaborative projects.

More details about the event will follow in early 2023.


Learn more about the newly structured Innovation and Collaboration department.

Contact Robbie Burnett for more information.

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